I'm trying to install SLIME on Fedora 17 so that I can do some lisp. Here is what I downloaded: http://www.common-lisp.net/project/slime/#downloading

The CVS Snapshot link.

I have a .emacs file:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/programming/slime/slime-2012-09-18")
(setq inferior-lisp-program "/usr/local/sbcl")
(require 'slime)

When I start emacs --debug-init, I get the following message:

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error "Cannot open load file" "slime")
  eval-buffer(# nil "/home/sam/.emacs.el" nil t)  ; Reading at buffer position 159
  load-with-code-conversion("/home/sam/.emacs.el" "/home/sam/.emacs.el" t t)
  load("~/.emacs" t t)
  #[0 "\205\262

What am I doing wrong ?


There's nothing wrong with the .emacs code you've posted, so the problem must be that there is no readable slime.el or slime.elc file in ~/programming/slime/slime-2012-09-18.

  • Ok, am I downloading the right files ? The link of what I downloaded is in the first message. – Sam Sep 21 '12 at 8:08

I understand this is a few years back...This worked for me just moments ago in Fedora 21, changing line 2 to:

(setq inferior-lisp-program "sbcl")

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